Mississippi Corn: How Can I Estimate Yield?

🕔Jul 12, 2017There is a method you can estimate corn yield by thoroughly sampling random ears in a field. It will take some effort and knowledge to accurately represent your field or […]

Wheat Tour Finds Lower Yield Potential; Snow, Freeze Losses Still Uncertain

🕔May 4, 2017This week I joined the annual Wheat Quality Council (WQC) “Hard Red Wheat Tour” for an early survey of the new crop. Each year, participants gather in Manhattan, KS, and […]

Ohio Corn: Estimating Yield Losses from Drought Damaged Fields

🕔Aug 16, 2016Rainfall over the past weekend helped some drought stressed corn fields, especially late plantings, but it may have been too late for others. Prior to this rainfall, according to the […]

Indiana Corn: Estimating Yield Prior to Harvest

🕔Aug 15, 2016Fancy colored yield maps are fine for verifying grain yields at the end of the harvest season, but bragging rights for the highest corn yields are established earlier than that […]

Florida Corn: What’s My Corn Yield? Getting an Early Estimate

🕔Jul 14, 2016Farmers like to walk their corn fields preharvest and gather estimates of potential yields. We know better than to “count our chickens before they hatch,” but we also have to be prepared for […]

Good on Grain: Prospects for Corn and Soybean Production Estimates

🕔Nov 16, 2015Listen to MP3 Podcast Current corn and soybean prices reflect, in part, the large U.S. crops just harvested. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the final estimates […]

Nebraska Corn: End of the Season Yield Estimates

🕔Oct 12, 2015Corn grain filling is complete in approximately 80% of the acreage across the Corn Belt based on simulations performed Oct 7. Corn has not reached blacklayer yet in a few […]

USDA Reports Summary: Production Forecast Lowered, Yield Estimates Increase – DTN

🕔Oct 9, 2015USDA lowered its forecasts for corn and soybean production to 13.56 billion bushels and 3.89 bb respectively. On corn, USDA estimated the national average yield at 168 bushels per acre, […]

North Carolina Corn: 9 Steps for Estimating Yields

🕔Sep 3, 2015Corn yield estimations prior to harvest are helpful in planning harvest operations, including drying, storage and marketing of grain. They may also be useful in making preliminary hybrid selections and […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Estimating Yields Helps Sept. Marketing

🕔Aug 27, 2015Estimating soybean yields at the end of August are simply that, estimates. However, it can give us an idea of an estimated range in yields to expect to help market […]

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